Wealden District Council

Start Smart in 2017

Media Release : 02 January 2017

Throughout January 2017, Wealden District Council will be running FREE events across the District to encourage residents to switch to Smart Energy meters, saving them money and providing a boost to the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Smart Meter

"We’re encouraging our residents to start 2017 on the right foot by coming along to one of these Smart Energy Events," said Councillor Graham Wells, Cabinet Member for Housing. "As well as finding out about Smart meters you’ll be able to learn the latest in home energy efficiency, get independent advice from energy bill switching experts and winter resilience tips from Citizens Advice. With events taking place across Wealden there’s sure to be at least one near to you and I really recommend coming along."

The Smart events are being delivered with grant funding from Smart Energy GB and are being run in Wealden’s rural towns and villages which are not connected to mains gas. Wealden District Council is one of only 18 organisations across the UK to receive a grant to encourage rural communities to adopt Smart Energy meters.

Events are taking place:

  • HARTFIELD: Hartfield Village Hall, High Street, Hartfield, TN7 4AA. Friday 6 January, 5-9pm. Guest speaker 7-8pm
  • WADHURST: The Commemoration Hall, High Street, Wadhurst, TN5 6LE. Saturday 7 January, 10am-3pm. Guest speaker 1-2pm
  • ROTHERFIELD: Rotherfield Village Hall, North Street, Rotherfield TN6 3LX. Monday 9 January, 5-9pm. Guest speaker on ‘Smart Energy Villages from 2020’ 7-8pm
  • NINFIELD: Ninfield Memorial Hall, Bexhill Road, Battle TN33 9EE. Wednesday 11 January, 5-9pm. Guest speaker on ‘Smart Energy Villages from 2020’ 7-8pm
  • MAYFIELD: The Memorial Hall, Court Meadow, Tunbridge Wells Road, Mayfield TN20 6PJ. Saturday 14 January, 10am-3pm. Guest speaker 1-2pm
  • EAST HOATHLY: East Hoathly Village Hall, Church Marks Lane, East Hoathly BN8 6EQ. Monday 16 January, 5.30-9.30pm. Guest speaker on ‘Smart Energy Villages from 2020’ 7-8pm
  • ISFIELD: Isfield Village Hall, Uckfield, TN22 5EY. Tuesday 17 January, 5-9pm. Guest speaker on ‘Smart Energy Villages from 2020’ 7-8pm
  • HERSTMONCEUX: Herstmonceux Village Hall, Main Hall, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux BN27 4JX. Wednesday 18 January, 1.30-5.30pm. Guest speaker on ‘Smart Energy Villages from 2020’ 3.30-4.30pm
  • HALLAND: The Forge, Halland, nr Lewes BN8 6PW. Thursday 19 January, 3-6pm.
  • FRANT: Frant Village Hall, The Green Frant TN3 9ED. Friday 20 January, 5-9pm. Guest speaker on ‘Smart Energy Villages from 2020’ 7-8pm
  • FIVE ASHES: Five Ashes Village Hall, Five Ashes, Mayfield TN20 6HR. Saturday 21 January, 10am-3pm. Guest speaker 1-2pm

There will also be free refreshments at all events and the first 15 people through the door will get a Smart energy goodie bag. To get advice from the Big Energy Saving Network Champions please bring along your latest energy bill. 

For more information call Wealden District Council’s Smart Energy Hotline on 01323 443313. For specific information on Smart meters, please visit the Smart Energy GB website (external link).